PART 1: Watching the program
PART 2: CU-SeeMe and Webchat party immediately following the broadcast
PART 3: Asking questions during the program
PART 4: Television script: Introduction (1 of 4)
The time is rapidly approaching for our final television program. The program "Announcing YOUR Results" will air on Tuesday, April 23 analysis of our original Hubble data and the resulting conclusions.
The best bet for viewing the program in the United States and Canada is your local PBS station. Many stations are carrying the program live. Other options include NASA TV (via local cable systems) or educational television systems.
The program will also be available on two separate satellites. PBS will broadcast on the Ku-band via Telstar 401 (97 degrees West, transponder 8, horizontal, 11915 Mhz, audio on 6.2 and 6.8) NASA TV will broadcast on the C-band via Spacent 2 (69 degrees West, transponder 5, channel 9, horizontal, 3880 Mhz, audio on 6.8)
Internationally, the program will be broadcast over parts of the USIA Worldnet. Times may vary, so your best bet is to check with your local USIA source (check US Consulates or distance-learning universities). The only positive confirmation presently is in Latin America; there the program will be broadcast live with a simultaneous Spanish translation via Intelsat 601, 332.5 degrees E, West Hemi Beam, 3995 MHZ, transponder 14, NTSC
Also, the program will be sent via digitized video over the Internet. This option preserves the live aspect of the programming, but the result will suffer from reduced video and audio quality. Various technologies will be employed.
The program will be piped into the MBONE from NASA Ames; check your MBONE scheduling tools for details.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is again supporting the broadcasts for CU-SeeMe; check 188.8.131.52
For an additional level of interactivity, please join us immediately following the broadcast for an unrehearsed celebration. Heidi Hammel, Marc Buie, Space Telescope personnel and Passport to Knowledge folks will all be on hand to discuss what we've just learned. It should be a swell way to wind down from the excitement of the television program.
We hope to personally connect with you then.
During the live television program, we will be accepting questions on the spot.
Since time is very limited during the television program, only a small number of questions will actually be able to be read on-air. So we hope you will not be too disappointed if your question is not chosen.
We will also accept questions via FAX; the number to use for this is 410-338-5075
Please do not send email or FAXs before the start of the program. Your question has the best chance of being used if it directly relates to the topics being covered in the program.
We plan to have any questions not selected for use during the program be forwarded automatically to the Researcher Q&A service for processing. In this way, ALL questions will be addressed, either live during the broadcast or shortly there after via email.
Jan Wee has prepared some helpful hints for preparing good questions:
As you prepare your students for the upcoming and final telecast of the Live From the Hubble Space Telescope project, you may be making a list of questions that can be sent for possible inclusion during the live program.
The purpose of this message is to help your students formulate *good* questions that are more likely to be selected and used on camera during the telecast. The key elements in preparing the type of questions that may be selected for use are:
Here is a list of the questions asked during the first broadcast. We will be looking for questions that are different and interesting to pose to Heidi Hammel and Marc Buie!
QUESTIONS ASKED DURING THE MARCH 14TH TELECAST
Time is of the essence when selecting questions to use during the program. This increases the value of questions that are clearly worded and concise.
I hope that these pointers will help you and your students create a list of questions that fit the "model question" for incorporating into the program. During the March 14th program over 200 questions were sent and only a small number of these questions can be used during the program. Please be aware that your student's questions will have a much better chance of being selected if the above three pointers are keep in mind!
Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator
LHST 103, SCRIPT/RUNDOWN, AS OF April 19, 1996-SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PROGRAM 103: "Announcing YOUR Results"
LIVE UPLINKS: STScI, LA, Pittsburgh, CU-SeeMe from Japan, VTR questions from Brazil
LI>UNDERWRITER: VTR (00:20)
"LIVE FROM THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE" IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION...THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION... PBS K-12 LEARNING SERVICES AND PUBLIC TELEVISION
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS INTERACTED WITH SOME OF
AMERICA'S FOREMOST ASTRONOMERS. WORKING TOGETHER,
THEY REACHED A CONSENSUS TO OBSERVE NEPTUNE FOR
TWO ORBITS... AND PLUTO FOR ONE...
THEN OUR "FIRST LOOK" -- STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND VIEWERS ALIKE SAW THE NEW DATA AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME AS NEPTUNE "ADVOCATE" HEIDI HAMMEL...
...AND PLUTO "ADVOCATE" MARC BUIE.
WE WERE JOINED, LIVE, BY STUDENTS IN GERMANY --
HUBBLE'S HOME IN EUROPE -- AND IN WASHINGTON
STATE... AND WITH E-MAIL QUESTIONS FROM ACROSS
AMERICA AND AROUND THE WORLD.
SINCE THEN OUR ASTRONOMERS HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK FIGURING OUT JUST WHAT IT ALL MEANS...
to live event:
I'M BILL GUTSCH. WELCOME TO OUR FINAL "LIVE FROM HUBBLE" PROGRAM, "ANNOUNCING >YOUR< RESULTS".
WE'VE BEEN WORKING HARD ON THE DATA WE GOT DURING THE LAST LIVE PROGRAM... AND WE THINK WE'VE GOT SOME PRETTY INTERESTING RESULTS TO SHARE WITH YOU!
NOW OVER TO CAMILLE, OUT IN LA...
LIKE HEIDI, I THINK WE'VE GOT SOME PRETTY NEAT RESULTS ON PLUTO... AND TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO FIND OUT THE LATEST NEWS ON OUR SOLAR SYSTEM'S MOST MYSTERIOUS PLANET -- AND STILL MY PERSONAL FAVORITE!
map graphic and Buhl exterior VTR
BILL: AND OVER TO OUR LAST LIVE SITE, PITTSBURGH'S BUHL PLANETARIUM...
KIDS, WHAT'S GOING ON?
Kids explain, and camera follows them across the planetarium...
AD LIB SCRIPT FROM TEACHER AND STUDENT, BASED ON 4-17 REHEARSAL.